The New Frontier of Supply Chain

Nov 1st, 2019|Tags: |

The New Frontier of Supply Chain The on-demand economy is playing a significant role in disrupting supply chain management - and will continue to play a disruptive role. This was the key take-out from a presentation by futurist and trends analyst, Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends at a recent Business Day Dialogue held in association with the IMM Graduate School in Johannesburg. Digitisation, said Chang, has had a ripple effect on business, in many instances collapsing the traditional value chain. Banking, [...]

  • The On-Demand Economy

Honours Students at Stellenbosch University Get a Glimpse Into the Future of Logistics

Jun 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Honours Students at Stellenbosch University Get a Glimpse Into the Future of Logistics Students at the University of Stellenbosch caught a brief glimpse of the future of logistics in South Africa following an in-depth presentation by the team from online transport entity, Linebooker. Speaking to a gathering of honours and post-graduate students, Chief Operating Officer of Linebooker, Nick Hoffman said that the transport and logistics landscape would look vastly different in the decade to come as digital freight goes online. In today’s digitally [...]

  • Freight Trade

Growing move to online platforms

Apr 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Growing move to online platforms Big data has become a critical toolkit for transporters and transport customers alike, says Nick Hoffman, COO of Linebooker, an independent online transport services business. "Large amounts of data - from vehicle tracking and fleet management to inventory control - are continually being analysed to improve operational capabilities. This helps to identify supply and demand patterns, reduce wasteful expenditure and optimise processes that positively contribute to the bottom line." He believes the future freight economy is a [...]

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The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane

Apr 15th, 2019|Tags: |

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane Nick Hoffman, chief operating officer at Linebooker, an online transport services company, believes that in the coming decade, the South African transport and logistics environment will see significant changes in an attempt to streamline efficiencies and lower costs. “We are only at the beginning of a cycle of digitalisation that will transform nearly every aspect of freight and logistics as we know it.” Every day, around 2 million tonnes of goods are [...]

  • Truck & Freight

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane

Apr 12th, 2019|Tags: |

The future of freight is moving into the digital fast lane In the coming decade, the South African transport and logistics environment will see significant changes in an attempt to streamline efficiencies and lower costs. “We are only at the beginning of a cycle of digitalisation that will transform nearly every aspect of freight and logistics as we know it,” says Nick Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer at Linebooker, an online transport services company. Every day, around 2-million tonnes of goods are on [...]

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Transparency – Supply Chain Today

Nov 28th, 2018|Tags: |

Transparency - Supply Chain Today African Rainbow Capital Investments subsidiary, GemCap has acquired online transport management business Linebooker from Oceans Group (Pty) Limited. The investment being made by GemCap will provide a springboard to expand and grow the existing business and its digital solutions within the freight and logistics sector. Linebooker, through its interactive mobile-friendly bidding platform provides customers with instant access to multiple pre-approved transport companies. This not only ensures the best price of the day, but also alleviates vehicle [...]